Techtextil, Tensinet Announce Textile Structures Student Competition

Techtextil — International Trade Fair
for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens, organized by Frankfurt-based Messe Frankfurt and scheduled to
be held in Frankfurt June 12-14, 2007, and TensiNet — a Brussels-based international association
for parties interested in the construction of tensioned structures — have made a call for entries
to the 9th Competition for Students for Textile Structures for New Building. Targeted to students
of architecture, civil engineering, product design and related disciplines; as well as graduates of
those disciplines who completed their studies after Jan. 1, 2006, the competition has a submission
deadline of January 31, 2007.

Competition objectives include: the exposition of practical innovative concepts and problem
solutions concerning the use of textiles and textile-reinforced materials in buildings; support and
assistance for students and newcomers in the sector; and promotion of contacts among students,
universities, the technical-textile industry and building industry sectors. Werner Sobek, a
professor at the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design, University of
Stuttgart, Germany, is scientific director of the competition and chairman of the international
jury that will evaluate the competition. Prize money totaling 8,000 euros will be awarded during
Techtextil in the categories of macro-architecture, micro-architecture, environment and ecology,
and composites and hybrid structures.

Competition rule details may be found at For more information,
contact Katrin Müller 49 69 7575 6553; fax 49 69 7575 96553;

December 5, 2006